3 months old

Dear Kaylee,

We’ve had so much fun with you lately. This past month you have begun to smile and laugh much more regularly. In fact, you think snorting sounds and snores are the height of hilarity. You even sometimes laugh when I raspberry your belly now, I was beginning to wonder if you’d ever find it as amusing as I do.

You have discovered your hands which are constantly in our mouth. You even noticed your feet for the first time the other day and spent about 30 minutes trying to figure out how to get them into your mouth too.

You’re a bit more crabby than normal, but given the excessive amount of drool that has begun pouring our of your mouth recently, we think you’re just about to start teething.

Tummy time is finally less of a battle of wills. You’ll often spend 10 to 15 minutes on your belly before you begin to cry. This is such a welcome change from the tortue sessions last month. You can even hold yourself up on your forearms and have rolled over a time or two in the process.

You have also added a new cry to your vocabulary, one that includes a high pitched scream at the end of your wails. I heard it for the first time over the phone, when your grandpa called in a panic after you whipped that little gem out while he was watching you for the afternoon.  It turns out he dropped a glass which shatterd all over the floor and apparantly sent you into a tissy. Apparantly, you share my love of stemware too.

Sleep on the otherhand, is becoming more of a challenge now that we’re trying to get you to take more regular naps and fall asleep on your own. You’re not sold on the idea yet and getting you down for a nap without at least a few tears has been difficult lately.  You miss the soothing, and we do too, which makes it hard on all of us. Luckily for you, we’ll all get through this before you know it and you’ll forget all about this phase of your life once it’s over. Don’t worry though, I’ll be sure to remind you about what a pill you could be once you have a babe of your own.

Love,

Mom

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